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gas hogs or gas savers

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by PPD934, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. Sep 4, 2008 at 5:40 PM
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    PPD934

    PPD934 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Looking to add the lift of my truck as well as tires.... can any of you tell a difference in your gas milage by adding a 3 inch lift.... or is there a big defference in stepping up from the 265's to 285 tires..... I want looks but I also want performance,,, if you all know what i mean..
     
  2. Sep 4, 2008 at 5:48 PM
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    Khaos

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    2-3MPG loss.

    If you want to keep your gas mileage at best with stock, go to 265/75 tires. They look just as good (better IMHO) as 285/75 and are not as big so they won't effect your MPG much.
     
  3. Sep 4, 2008 at 5:56 PM
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    EquinsuOcha

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    No loss with the lift alone, bigger tires are where it starts to lose it.
     
  4. Sep 4, 2008 at 6:06 PM
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    MikeS.

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    So would it look stupid if I raised my truck 3" and didn't change tires?
     
  5. Sep 4, 2008 at 6:10 PM
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    jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Moderator

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    wat?
    here's my truck w/ a 3" lift up front, 1 1/2" AAL out back, and 255/75/17's
    [​IMG]
     
  6. Sep 4, 2008 at 6:11 PM
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    Khaos

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    Get 265/75s, they are taller, look great, cheaper than 285s, no trimming needed.
     
  7. Sep 4, 2008 at 6:35 PM
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    T-rev

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    That's what I've got done and I think it looks pretty good.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Sep 4, 2008 at 6:52 PM
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    EquinsuOcha

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    Me too.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Sep 6, 2008 at 12:24 AM
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    outdoorhiker3

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    shit, 14.5 if i was lucky, and thats b4 lift and new tires
     
  10. Sep 6, 2008 at 12:29 PM
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    silver07taco

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    3'' lift and 265/75/16 tires mayb 2 mpg loss
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    Add bumper,winch and skids now mayb 18mpg
    [​IMG]
     
  11. Sep 6, 2008 at 6:38 PM
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    Jackellis

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    We just bought an '08 4 cylinder 4x4 Access cab. First three half tanks were 25.7, 25.7, 25.7. We drive at the speed limit, shift at the lowest sensible RPM, and have removed the bricks from our shoes.

    Time is money. Pay more to get there faster.
     
  12. Sep 7, 2008 at 9:51 AM
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    I have periodically monitored my mileage since getting my '07 access cab 4 cyl. with auto trans in November of '07. Here is my data:

    First 25 fill-ups covering 5,155 miles I averaged 19.81 MPG.

    From around 9,000 to 10,500 I checked it again and averaged 22.6 MPG.

    I have just checked it again for the the last 600 miles and I am averaging 23.98 MPG.

    My truck has 14,500 miles on it as I write this. I switched to Mobil 1 full synthetic at 10,000 miles (Toyota recommends waiting until 10,000 miles to make the switch from dino oil to synthetic). I change oil and filter every 5,000 miles.

    I drive about 60/40 local/highway. When on the highway I typically drive 5-10 MPH over the speed limit. Locally I drive the speed limit strictly.

    Because of work my truck was loaded with about 500 lbs. from date of purchase until the end of April '08 (about the first 8,000 miles driven).

    From reading the various forums when I bought my truck I saw that most owners experienced an increase in gas mileage as miles driven increased. Some owners reported that this continued until the 20,000 to 25,000 mile range. So far my own experience has been the same.
     
  13. Sep 7, 2008 at 10:08 AM
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    The lift itself likely isnt going to hurt your milage much, but if you put bigger tires on it will hurt your milage.
    Bigger tires add more unsprung weight, which forces the engine to work harder, which will burn more fuel.
    Honestly though, if you are that worried about gas milage, you probably wouldnt have bought a Tacoma in the first place.
     
  15. Sep 7, 2008 at 10:30 AM
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    RealSouthernPride

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    Tires can never be too big sucka!
     
  16. Sep 7, 2008 at 4:32 PM
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    Very nice bumper set-up!!!!!!
     
  18. Sep 7, 2008 at 6:38 PM
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    piercedtiger

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    Is your scangauge calibrated for the increase in tire size? I'm running 285/75 16s now and get 20-20.5 mpg since swapping to an AFE Pro Dry filter. Was getting 17-18 before that. Only got 16's or lower if i had to use 4wd a bit in the winter, or did some offroading one day that with 4Hi and 4LO occassionally.

    For reference, I had to add +7% to the scangauge to correct for the 285's. Odometer readings are still 15-16 mpg, but the corrected value with the scangauge shows 20.

    And that's something everyone with larger tires needs to think about! Larger tires = less revolutions for the same speed = less miles registered on the odometer and less MPH on the speedo. Factor in the difference caused by the tire size, and redo the calculations. Bob even added a tire size calc/comparision tool here: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tirecalc.php :thumbsup:
     
  19. Sep 7, 2008 at 7:17 PM
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    piercedtiger

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    Yeah. Hell, my 20mpg may be over estimated too considering the factory speedo reads 3mph faster than radar displays at 30mph with stock tires. And I just used the 7% listed by the miata tire size calc I found years ago. :rolleyes: My Corolla is the same way. What would be nice is a gauge that can read ACTUAL real-time fuel usage. :D
     
  20. Sep 7, 2008 at 7:23 PM
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    Hell, now you have me wondering about the stock numbers! :laugh: Do they make the stock speedo read faster so you'll come back for oil changes and service intervals sooner than needed? :spy:
     
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